VIDEO: First look at Project Tango developer tablet at Google I/O 2014

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Project Tango has raised quite a few eyebrows since the rumors have started flowing just a few months ago.

It’s got a  7-inch display, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, WiFi, BTLE, and 4G LTE. Just like the Tango phone, the tablet will consist of cameras and sensors that give it the ability to map its surroundings.

Now it’s finally here, and we’ve got it all on tape for a first look video of the device. Hit the break for the video below.


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Hands on with Quick Circle on the LG G3

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LG’s Quick Circle cover is a smart case for the G3 that allows you to interact with your device without actually flipping the cover open. It’s pretty similar to something like Samsung’s S-View covers or HTC’s Dot Case, but from what we can tell, the Quick Circle offers a ton of functionality that you’re not going to find in other cases.

We’ve got a hands on video showing the different clock faces, the quick camera shortcuts, the health and fitness integration, and the quick music player, among other things. Hit the break to see it in action.
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Hands on with the LG G3

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Interested in seeing the LG G3 in action? We’ve got a detailed hands on video of LG’s newest device showing off some of LG’s new apps and smart features, the refined camera software, and everything else you’ve been curious about? Hit the break to check it out.
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VIDEO: Hands on with the Galaxy S 5

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The moment has finally come, and this year’s flagship device from Samsung was unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Galaxy S 5 is complete with a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB internal storage options, MicroSD slot up to 128GB, 16 MP rear camera, 2.1 MP rear camera, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, LTE Cat.4, NFC and a 2,800 mAh removable battery. It’s also got a fingerprint sensor, a heart rate sensor and it’s waterproof & dust resistant.

Some have shown disappointment that the form factor is quite similar to its predecessor, but hey, what were you expecting, a triangle-shaped device? (It’s only 2014, people.) Other criticism stems from the lack of memory— although a bigger device, the Galaxy Note 3 features 3GB of RAM.

What do you all think?

Nevertheless, hit the break for our hands-on video with the device from Samsung’s press event in NYC.


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Hands on with the YotaPhone at CES 2014

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Although many of the large smartphone manufacturers present at CES 2014 are focused on sharing their forthcoming flagship devices in hopes of impressing the market with how they are pushing the boundaries of current hardware, occasionally we run across devices that include unique features in an attempt to gain some market interest. YotaPhone is trying to do that with a smartphone that includes an E Ink screen on the back of the device. The display can be configured to display information and notifications from different apps along with a customizable background. However, it is not interactive. That may not sound appealing initially, but it does mean the device can be kept in a pocket without worrying about the accidental interaction yet giving users quick access to information.

As far as the rest of the device, it comes with a 1.7 GHz processor running Android 4.2.2. The front screen is a 4.3-inch 1280×720 resolution LCD screen. The YotaPhone also comes with 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear-facing camera.

Check out our hands on video with the device after the break and keep an eye on TalkAndroid for more CES 2014 coverage.

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Hands on with the ARCHOS smartwatches at CES 2014

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Besides smartphones and tablets, Archos is pushing into the wearables market. While they haven’t officially given these devices names, were able to get a hands on with some of these devices. Archos is looking at pushing three different smartwatches each with different screen technologies. What this means is that we’re going to see differing battery life for each device. There is an E-Ink screen (battery life of one-two weeks), an LCD capacitive screen (a days use worth) and a memory LCD  (battery life of one week).

The company is foregoing the camera on the device which will help with the pricing a bit. They prices will range from $50 to $200. If you’re interested in checking them out we have the hands on after the break. Keep it locked here for more hands on with this years newest tech at CES 2014.


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Hands on with the ARCHOS 50 Oxygen, 50 Platinum, 53 Titanium, 50 Titanium, 45 Titanium, 45 Platinum and 40 Titanium at CES 2014

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Archos is already on a roll this new year with a slew of new devices. The company took to CES to announce multiple tablets, smartphones and wearables. The newest smartphones are all running various versions of Jelly Bean from 4.1.2 to 4.3. On the spec side of things, the phones will carry either dual or quad-core processors. Each will have 1GB of RAM, and displays that range from 4.5 inches to 5.0 inches. While some of the hardware could be considered mid-range, Archos is looking to make its presence in the smartphone market. We have a hands on for you after the break. Enjoy.


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Hands on with the LG Lifeband Touch at CES 2014

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One of the new devices announced by LG at CES 2014 is their version of a fitness tracker, the LG Lifeband Touch. We got to check out the new device on the floor of CES 2014. The LG Lifeband Touch includes a variety of “workout” functions like a calories burned counter, speed, work out time, progress toward goals, and heart rate which is measured via ear buds. The Lifeband Touch will also function as watch, enable users to control music playing on their smartphone, and provide notifications about text messages and phone calls in a subtle manner.

Users can access full workout information via an LG app on their Android or iOS powered smartphone. The Lifeband Touch comes in medium, large and extra-large sizes. LG says the Lifeband Touch will be available some time this spring, but no pricing has been announced other than it will be “competitive.”

Check out the LG Lifeband Touch in our hands on video after the break. Be sure to check back at TalkAndroid for more CES coverage.
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